Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar - Session 1 | AIChE

Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar - Session 1

Friday, May 14, 2021,
8:00am to 12:30pm
Virtual / Online

An Overview of Process Controls + Engineering Ethics


Topic 1: An Overview of Process Controls, Presented by Karen Morten, P.E., C+A SIS Technical Consultant, Hargrove & Associates (3 Hours).  This presentation is designed for engineers who are either new to or unfamiliar with control and safety systems. All automated functions consist of three basic elements: Sensors, logic solvers, and final elements. This is the first of a three-part series that will take a closer look at the components of automated functions. Part 1 concentrates on logic solvers, which can be mechanical, electrical, or electronic devices. The focus is on discrete actions based on predetermined conditions, which includes interlocks, permissives and safety instrumented functions.

11AM-11:30AM - Break


Topic 2:  Engineering Ethics (1 Hour), Presented by Jimmy Orr, P.E., 2018 Coates Award Recipient, Sr Process Engineer at Jacobs Engineering (RETIRED)

Presenter Bios

Karen Morten has worked as an engineer with process safety and control systems projects in South Louisiana's petrochemical industry since 1995. She is a licensed professional engineer. She also has functional safety engineering certification from TÜV Rheinland. Karen works at Hargrove Controls + Automation in Baton Rouge as a C+A SIS Technical Consultant, where she concentrates on process safety and burner management system projects. A member of ISA and IEEE, Karen co-authored ASSP's reference guide Applied Mathematics for Safety Engineers.

Jimmy Orr is a retired Senior Process Engineer formerly with Jacobs Engineering in Baton Rouge. He has 40+ years of experience in the Gulf Coast Chemical Industry. A licensed Professional Engineer, he joined the AIChE in 1993 and holds the grade of Fellow; he received a B.S. in Ch. E. from the University of Houston in 1974 and a M.S. in Ch. E. from Texas A&M in 1978 working under Professor Ron Darby. During undergraduate studies he participated in the Cooperative Education Program with Dow Chemical. He is co-author of one US Patent.

Cost: $20 for Technical/Professional Society Members by May 9, 2021.  $25 for Non-Members by May 9, 2021.  $30 Regular Registration after May 9, 2021.

Refund Policy: Advance registration is 100% refundable with notice at least 12 days prior to the date of the seminar. Notice received between 4-May-2021 and 13-May-2021 is 50% refundable. No refunds on day of the seminar.

Cancellation: AIChE reserves the right to cancel this seminar if low attendance is projected. A full refund will be provided if this occurs.

Meeting login information will be provided via email within 24 hours of the seminar.

Additional Information: Topic details may change without prior notice. Full event registration only. Registration fees will not be reduced for partial attendance. Attendance will be recorded. PDH (Professional Development Hour) certificates will be issued based upon recorded attendance, with Hours reflecting actual attendance.

Questions: Contact Seminar Coordinator Armand Melikyan